Re:Member Annual Members Show 2011
September 10 - September 30
How do we remember significant events and how do we interpret them through art?
Re:Member asks how do we remember significant events and how do we interpret them through art? The tenth anniversary of September 11, 2001 occurs during the run of this exhibition, however, the Re:Member theme is designed to be much broader than a remembrance of the tragic events of that day. Arts Council of Princeton member artists were invited to submit work that addresses the many ways we remember and interpret significant events in our lives. The artistic interpretations in this exhibition range from pure emotional expression to literal documentation.
Re:Member is presented in conjunction with the community-wide collaboration “Memory and the Work of Art,” a yearlong investigation into the arts and cultural memory. Princeton University Art Museum, the Arts Council of Princeton, the Lewis Center for the Arts, the Princeton Public Library, McCarter Theatre, Bernstein Gallery, and many others worked collectively to organize this project. The broader aim is to explore how the arts shape our collective memory of the past, and how art deciphers loss and informs our experience of global events.
Arts Council of Princeton membership exhibitions are designed to be inclusive so that any artist, who is a current member of the Arts Council, can participate. To ensure that the exhibition is as democratically organized as possible and that there is no hierarchy, a grid format was used and the artwork is arranged in alphabetical order. The grid assures that no artworks are significantly larger than any others and that there is no advantage as to placement in the gallery for one artist over another. Blue painters’ tape was used to further underscore the egalitarian philosophy of the exhibition.
Vietnam is a country in transition. Intrigued by the rapid transformation of Vietnam, one of the fastest growing economies of the world, Mark Ludak and Andrew Cohen have returned multiple times to photograph this region. A dynamic, youthful country, especially seen in mega-cities like Ho Chi Minh City (Sai Gon), it is a country where the traditional and contemporary are reconstituted into distinctively Vietnamese manifestations.
Earth, Fire, Water, Ice, Debris: Five Artists Comment on the Environment
Fire, Earth, Water, Ice, Debris features original work by Helena Bienstock, Diane Burko, Anita Glesta, Susan Hockaday, Martha Vaughn and is curated by Judith K. Brodsky. We are in a period of artmaking in which artists have moved out of the attic into the world. In this age of images, artists are using their powerful visual skills to make us aware of the issues in the world around us as well as the beauty. These five artists, each in her own way, have turned their …
Local Women in their Crowns: A Portraits and Stories Community Project
In conjunction with McCarter Theatre Center‘s production of Crowns, directed by Regina Taylor, the Arts Council of Princeton and McCarter have partnered to create Local Women in their Crowns: A Portraits and Stories Community Project. Inspired by the book of the same name from which Crowns was created, this visual storytelling project captures portraits and the shared stories of Black women of all ages and backgrounds in their church hats. The culminating exhibition serves as a celebration of African American culture and tradition on display at …
Recent Small Still Life Paintings
Joe Kossow received a Master in Fine Arts degree from The American University in Washington, DC in 1982. He was fortunate to have studied with Ben Summerford,Robert D’Arista, and Jack Boul. In 1983, he co-founded the Washington Studio School with Lee Newman, Carlton Fletcher, Jack Boul, Susan Yanero, David Holt, Jo Weiss, and Katie Murray. Joe taught at the Washington Studio School and local Washington area colleges for 8 years. He was awarded the Elizabeth Greenshields prize in 1983. His work has been shown in …